The Odisha government is not so rich state has sponsored and trained both men’s and women’s hockey teams for the past 6 years. They currently celebrate the joy when the India men’s and women’s hockey teams qualified for quarterfinals in Tokyo Olympics. The men’s team defeated Great Britain with a score of 3-1 and made it for the semi-finals after a long 41 years and the women’s team made it to the semi-final for the very first time and beat the Australian team by 1-0 in the Tokyo Olympics.
Naveen Patnaik on this victory
Naveen Patnaik expressed his joy which knew no bounds on seeing the India men’s and women’s hockey teams qualified for quarterfinals of their proper nursing in the game. He said that the team would reach the finals keeping up with the same momentum and get the trophy home. Making it to the semi-finals has been a historical moment both for the men’s team and for the women’s team as the state, not so rich has managed to do everything for the team. Patnaik said, “I have watched the whole Match, and seeing the teams making it to a win has made me elated and I just could not hold my happiness”.
The semi-final is to be taken up in Belgium on Tuesday. It was 1972 when India last reached the Olympics semi-finals. However, they were defeated by arch-rivals Pakistan at 0-2.
Odisha on Sponsors and Organisation of Games
Odisha has successfully hosted the Hockey Men’s World Cup in the year 2018 between Belgium and Netherlands where Belgium made it to the victory with a 3-2 and then Odisha hosted the FIH Men’s series Finals in 2019, where the Indian women’s hockey team made it to the finals. The state owns Kalinga Lancers and the team is the winner of Hockey league 2017. The state has and will be sponsoring the team till 2023 to have one step further towards realising the dream of restoring the glory of Indian hockey at the global level.
1st Cases In Andhra, Chandigarh; India’s Omicron Count Now 38: 10 Points
Omicron cases are increasing and there are cases of Covid-19 variant in Delhi, Rajasthan, Karnataka, Maharashtra and Gujarat.
There are fresh Omicron patients risen to 38 as 1 each in Chandigarh, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Kerala.
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There was the first case in Nagpur, Maharashtra. A 40-year-old man came back from South Africa via Delhi. He was tested positive at the airport on December 6.There was the 18th case of omicron on December 11 and 12.In Kerala’s Ernakulam, a patient returned from the UK via Abu Dhabi and tested positive for Omicron. Till then, he was home quarantined and his family members and other passengers were home quarantined. A 20-year-old who came from Italy tested positive. A man who returned from Ireland to Andhra Pradesh was tested positive for Omicron. Maharashtra has the maximum number of cases.The ICMR unit in Assam has developed a new testing kit to detect Omicron in two hours.The WHO warned the nations of the Asia Pacific region to boost healthcare capacity and full vaccinate their people.
The Omicron strain is considered to be highly transmissible and it has spread to almost 59 nations.
India’s Harnaaz Sandhu crowned Miss Universe 2021
Harnaaz Sandhu, a 21 year old from India, represented India at the 70th Miss Universe 2021 which was held at Eilat, Israel.
In 2000, Lara Dutta won the title of Miss Universe.
She was presented the crown by Andrea Meza, the former Miss Universe of 2020 from Mexico which was live-streamed all across the world.
The first runner up was from Paraguay and second runner up was from South Africa.
About the Miss Universe event
In the top three rounds, the contestants were asked what advice would you give to young women watching on how to deal with the pressures they face today?
Harnaaz Sandhu answered this question amazingly. She said the biggest pressure the youth of today is facing, is to believe in themselves. To know that you are unique makes you beautiful. Stop comparing yourselves with others and let’s talk about more important things that are happening worldwide. Come out and speak for yourself, because you’re the leader of your life. You are the voice of your own. I believed in myself and that is why I am standing here today.
Her powerful answer made the beauty top 3 of calling for less talk and more action.
Farmer union to meet the government to decide on further movement
The proposal from the government which addresses the pending issues has been accepted by farmer unions and the farmer union will be meeting the government on Thursday (9th December 2021) at noon.
Farmer union to meet the government and decide further movement
The farmer union, SKM (Samyukta Kisan Morcha) accepted the government proposal which addresses the pending issues of farmers.
It was on Tuesday (7th December 2021) when the central government sent the draft to the farmer union which is a five-member committee. Sources have indicated that once the final draft of the proposal agreed by both the parties is received by the union, the farmers’ protest which started on 26 November 2020 will end.
The issues listed in the draft were Surety on Minimum Support Price, withdrawal of the draft Electricity Amendments Bill, 2020/2021, withdrawal of criminal cases against the farmers, and also compensation for the families of farmers who died during the protest.
The SKM said that they will be meeting the government at Singhu Border on Thursday at noon to come up with a formal decision and later end the protest.